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  1. Symbols
  2. Note
  3. Note of appreciation
  4. Standards of service to the public
  5. Copyright


The following standard symbols are used in Statistics Canada publications:

not available for any reference period
not available for a specific reference period
not applicable
true zero or a value rounded to zero
value rounded to 0 (zero) where there is a meaningful distinction between true zero and the value that was rounded
suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
use with caution
too unreliable to be published
significantly different from reference category (p < 0.05)


This publication was prepared by Marta Burczycka.

Note of appreciation

Canada owes the success of its statistical system to a long-standing partnership between Statistics Canada, the citizens of Canada, its businesses, governments and other institutions. Accurate and timely statistical information could not be produced without their continued cooperation and goodwill.

Standards of service to the public

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© Minister of Industry, 2011

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December 2011

Catalogue no. 85-225-X

ISSN 1488-867X

Frequency: Annual


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